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From Page to Screen: Joseph Delaney on The Last Apprentice Series

24 minutes agoOdd : Boing Boing

ADVERTISEMENT Some people think that being a writer is glamorous. I know that I once did. I dreamed of finally getting published and all the amazing fun that would follow. Read the rest

EXCLUSIVE: Ewing, "Secret Wars" Usher in the "Last Days" of "Loki: Agent of Asgard"

The "Last Days" dawn for "Loki: Agent of Asgard," as writer Al Ewing tells CBR News about his new "Secret Wars" related arc!

Career Beat: Julia Ioffe joins The New York Times Magazine

31 minutes agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Julia Ioffe will be a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine. Previously, she was a senior editor of The New Republic. Jaime Fuller is joining New York magazine. Show More Summary

Sara Megibow Moves to KT Literary LLC

1 hour agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Sara Megibow has joined the KT Literary LLC. Megibow (pictured, via) has devoted more than a decade to a career in publishing. Prior to this move, she worked at the Nelson Literary Agency. Megibow specializes in writers who create middle grade, young adult, new adult, LGBTQ, romance, erotica, science fiction and fantasy stories. Show More Summary

How Being Pregnant Ruined Shopping For Me

It seems that outfitting a new body isn't nearly as much fun as buying stuff for the old one. I have always loved what writer Ayun Halliday calls "the small pickle-barrel transactions" of everyday life, the ordinary constant shopping that can, if you're lucky and not too strapped for cash or pressed for time, lend a little color to the daily grind. Show More Summary

Editing, Uhh! What Is It Good For?

2 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

  I’m closing in on finishing a book about how to see as a writer [note: wear glasses], and there’s a little section on editing in there, from which some of this is excerpted and massaged. (Porter, I feel the gorge rise: the horror! Another book about writing! But no, no, this one’s different: For […]

Op-ed: Madonna, My Father, and a Life Outside a Tiny Island

Madonna may have a new album, but playing it makes one writer nostalgic over her music's support through a rocky relationship with his dad. read more

Interview: David X. Cohen

David X. Cohen is Executive Producer of the critically-acclaimed animated series FUTURAMA, and also spent five years as a writer for THE SIMPSONS. He has won four Emmy Awards and four Annie Awards. He also holds a Master’s degree in Theoretical Computer Science from UC Berkeley, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Harvard University.

Author Spotlight: Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky

The birth scene was the one that Ann and I had the most trouble with. I wanted to write something abstract and blurry in the way that writers often do when we want to dodge details, something like “Time started to fade as she became preoccupied by her senses, and sometime later... Show More Summary

Author Spotlight: Jeremiah Tolbert

I was first exposed to the idea of neophiles and neophobes by writer Robert Anton Wilson, and it’s a notion that has stuck with me ever since. I’m an unabashed neophile, but my personal belief is you’d have to be a little crazy to not be afraid of what the future could hold sometimes. Show More Summary

An Artist’s Guide to Blogging

Few professions can benefit more from blogging than artists. Because search engines favor text over images, it can be difficult for young or obscure artists to make a name for themselves in the same way that an excellent writer or poet may be able to. Show More Summary

No Plan B: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

Summary: Most career advisors counsel against narrowing your options. Yet, at least as it pertains to entering the advertising and marketing field as a creative writer, I believe you’ve really only got one egg to work with — your talent. Show More Summary

For Writers Only: Secrets to Improving Engagement on Your Content Using Word Pictures (and I Don't Mean Wordle)

5 hours agoInternet / SEO : SEOmoz Blog

Posted by Isla_McKetta "Picture it." If you're of a certain generation, those two words can only conjure images of tiny, white-haired Sophia from the Golden Girls about to tell one of her engaging (if somewhat long and irrelevant) stories...Show More Summary

TV Club: Jane The Virgin: “Chapter Eleven”

A lot is happening on Jane The Virgin. Staying true to its telenovela roots, the show is burning through story faster than seems possible, but so far the writers still have a considerable amount control over all the spinning stories....Show More Summary

Sundance 2015 Interview: Jason Sudeikis & Leslye Headland on “Sleeping with Other People”

Writer/director Leslye Headland’s new romantic comedy “Sleeping with Other People” has been appropriately familiarized to Sundance audiences as “‘When Harry Met Sally’ for Assholes” by the director herself at the world premiere. It’s a...Show More Summary

The Question: Can Anderson Silva Reclaim Greatness at UFC 183?

Bleacher Report lead mixed martial arts writers Jonathan Snowden and Jeremy Botter have banded together—much like a modern-day version of Wham!—to take on the most important questions facing the MMA world. Welcome to The Question. In his last two fights, the once-great Anderson Silva was knocked unconscious and had his leg snapped into pieces. Show More Summary

Spanish researchers find casket bearing 'Quixote' author Miguel de Cervantes' initials

10 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Researchers looking for the remains of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes said Monday they found part of a casket at a Madrid convent bearing the initials of the "Don Quixote" author. The team made the find over the weekend inside an...Show More Summary

'About a Boy' & 'Cinderella' Writer Boards First 'Star Wars' Spin-Off

After rumors swirled that Simon Kinberg was going to step up for the next round of writing for the first standalone Star Wars spin-off that will be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards, another writer has the job instead. GaryShow More Summary

Around Town - Sydney Writers' Festival 2015

18-24 May Each year the Sydney Writers’ Festival brings together a mammoth bundle of talks, signings, workshops and storytelling events featuring local and international...

What Sundance Favorite Going Clear Tells Us About Scientology

In 2012, New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright published a masterful profile of Oscar-winning director and former Scientologist Paul Haggis. That piece, along with three years of reporting, became Going Clear, Wright’s searing, best-selling book on Scientology and its cultish leader, David Miscavige. Show More Summary

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